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From Burnout to Bliss (Cait Donovan)

  • Episode #53

Welcome to Making It! This weekly show explores the lives and stories of entrepreneurs as they share their unique perspectives on their success and the path to making it. 

Cait Donovan is the host of Fried – The Burnout Podcast, and author of the book The Bouncebackability Factor: End Burnout, Gain Resilience, and Change the World. Since recovering from her own bout of burnout, she has helped thousands of others find their way to balance and serenity.

In this episode of Making It, Cait talks about the importance of disconnecting, following your inner guidance and why some ideas are better in theory than practice.

“I think that entrepreneurs often get stuck on ‘Oh, I’ve got to do this thing…,’ and they don’t learn to let the pieces go when they’re not working.”

Cait Donovan

Caitlin Donovan is one of New York City’s leading burnout experts, host of Fried – The Burnout Podcast, and author of the book The Bouncebackability Factor: End Burnout, Gain Resilience, and Change the World. Her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine enables Caitlin to combine Eastern wisdom with her natural practicality. After treating more than 25,000 patients, Caitlin added 1:1 coaching, corporate workshops and keynotes for companies such as PTC and Lululemon – all with a focus on burnout.

She has been featured on podcasts and online magazines such as ForbesElephant JournalThrive GlobalAddicted 2 Success, and Your Story. Your Health. She has also been quoted in Oprah Magazine.

Caitlin and her husband spent 12 years living in Europe but now make their home in New Jersey. When Caitlin is not speaking or coaching on burnout, you can find her and her husband hiking, walking with Flora (their white fluffy dog), or cross-country skiing.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Cait’s website
Cait’s LinkedIn

Guest – Cait Donovan
Co-Producers – Danny Bermant & Geoff Govertsen
Supervising Producer – Cynthia Lamb
Executive producer – Danny Iny
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production by Post Office Sound
Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music and SFX credits: 
Track Title: The Sunniest Kids
Artist Name(s): Rhythm Scott
Writer Name: Scott Roush

Track Title: Sweet Loving Waltz
Artist Name(s): Sounds Like Sander
Writer Name: S.L.J. Kalmeijer

Track Title: The Carpenter
Artist Name(s): BENSON
Writer Name: Benjamin Caleb Johnson


Making It

If you’re an online entrepreneur, Making It was made for you. In each episode, real-world entrepreneurs tell their stories in their own words. They define what “making it” means in the busy space of online business. And they reveal what they’ve learned in their journey toward making it… lessons you can use in your own business.